Re: Hard starting engine with screwed up wiring (TR)
If you drive it in the morning, let it sit all day, and it starts fine in the evening, it's not an ignition problem.
You are leaking (or evaporating) the gas out of the fuel bowls in the carb more than likely...
The mechanical fuel pumps I've had dealings with have a check valve to keep the fuel from getting back past the pump...
So the loss has to be occurring at the carb.
1. Do you have an obvious fuel leak under the carb?
(We want to know if the fuel is leaking inside, or outside the engine)
2. Does your oil smell like gasoline?
(Pull the dip stick and smell it. You can also take off the oil fill cap and smell there)
--If your oil smells like fuel, you need to check the next step very carefully...--
3. With the Jeep Off and cold, take the air cleaner off and look down the carb throat with a flashlight.
Watch for a good period of time, and see if you can find a drip, or signs where liquid fuel is leaking into the intake manifold.
If you can't find any liquid fuel, (wet stripe in the intake, wet floor in the intake, ect.)...
4. Find a butter tub, or some other plastic bowl that will fit the air cleaner lip on your carb.
Punch a hole in it for your air cleaner stud, and turn the bowl upside down over the carb.
Leave the carb set a few days.
Take the bowl off, and while you watch down the carb, have someone start the engine.
DO NOT PUMP THE THROTTLE PEDAL.
5. Look to see when fuel shows up at the Venturi boosters.
If it takes a long time for the inside of the carb and intake to get fuel, you have a carb problem...